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The Department of Tourism has issued a statement about the decline in tourism’s contribution to GDP

Last year, the tourist sector contributed 61.2 percent less to the Philippine economy, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). The Tourism Direct Gross Value Added (TDGVA) fell to P973.31 billion last year from P2.51 trillion in 2019, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). This represents just 5.4 percent of the industry’s contribution to …

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The DOT-DOLE initiative helps more tourist employees in the NCR.

Manila is the capital of the Philippines. In a ceremonial awarding headed by Tourist Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday, displaced tourism workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) got a total of Php 8.6 million in cash aid under the national government’s pandemic recovery program (June 16). Under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act, …

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Tourists of all ages may now go from NCR Plus to Boracay and other MGCQ regions till June 30

Under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), tourists of all ages are allowed to travel from the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus to Boracay and other tourist spots until June 30, subject to certain limitations. Following concerns that certain tourism stakeholders may not be aware that limitations have been eased, including for elderly and young …

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) Statement

The Department of Tourism (DOT) wants to remind everyone that following the health and safety standards is a shared duty. Following complaints of irresponsible tourist activities such as fabricating RT-PCR testing, faking identity cards, and conducting illegal meetings in tourism sites throughout the country, the DOT issued a strong warning. The DOT urges its tourist …

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DOT plans to vaccinate 5,000 tourist employees in Bohol

BOHO’S TAGBILARAN CITY – Tourist Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said today (June 14) in a virtual conference with the province’s tourism sector stakeholders that 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccination would arrive in Bohol as soon as this week. “I am overjoyed to report that our request for more vaccinations for Bohol has been granted by vaccine …

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Museums in the NCR Plus will reopen on a limited basis, according to the Department of Transportation

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat said today that historical sites and museums in the NCR Plus would soon reopen to tourists on a limited basis (June 11). The reopening, which was authorized by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), restricts these tourist locations to a 20 …

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With 2021 KAIN NA, the Department of Transportation brings culinary tourism to a new level

PAMPANGA’S ANGELES CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT), in collaboration with Ayala Malls, has stepped up its attempts to shake up the local culinary tourism industry with the 2021 edition of the KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival. During the opening ceremony, Tourist Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat remarked, “Each year, the Kain Na Food and …

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